Huntington Ingalls Industries promotes VP of contracts
Matt Mulherin Jr. started new job Monday
Newport News-based Fortune 500 military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) promoted Matt Mulherin Jr. to vice president of contracts at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. He assumed the role on Monday.
“Matt, a second-generation shipbuilder, brings more than 17 years of business management experience and leadership to this position,” Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin said in a statement.
Mulherin will have responsibility for contracts, pricing and export/import licensing and compliance for Newport News Shipbuilding. He will report to Don Godwin, vice president of business management and chief financial officer for Newport News Shipbuilding.
He started at Newport News Shipbuilding in 2004 as a financial analyst and served as business manager for the Block III Virginia-class submarine program. Mulherin also served in director-level business management positions for both submarine and aircraft carrier programs, and he was most recently the program director for Doris Miller and future aircraft carriers.
Mulherin holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech and an MBA from William & Mary.
He succeeded Christie Thomas, who has been appointed corporate vice president of investor relations.
HII is the nation’s largest military shipbuilding company, with more than 44,000 employees worldwide. More than 20,000 of those employees work for HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, the state’s largest industrial employer. HII reported 2020 revenue of $9.36 billion and reported $2.3 billion in revenue for the third quarter of 2021.